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Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Raheem Morris on waiving DT Greg Peterson

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Defensive tackle Greg Peterson was expected to compete for playing time on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers line, but injuries and the business of the NFL led to him getting waived Thursday.

Peterson, a Bucs fifth-round pick in 2007, saw action in 12 games over the past two seasons, racking up 19 tackles and 1.5 sacks.

Peterson has been bothered by a knee injury during camp, so the Bucs weren't able to see a lot of him. And it sounds like he's had a setback, as Bucs coach Raheem Morris said Peterson was expected to be out 4-to-5 weeks.

Combine that with the fact the Bucs needed to sign a new punter to fill in for injured P Josh Bidwell, and a spot had to be made on the roster for free agent punter Dirk Johnson.

"In this league, you've got to move on, you've got to go, you can't hold up the whole ship," Morris said. "(Peterson) is a young, talented guy, who has some promise. Hopefully he can get back and we can do something else with him, maybe sign him later. So we'll just have to wait and see."

-- JOE SMITH

joesmith@sptimes.com

[Last modified: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 3:37pm]

    

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